Parque Garota de Ipanema

Ipanema & Leblon

This small park next to Ponta do Arpoador features a tiny playground, a concrete area popular with skaters, and a lookout with a view of Ipanema Beach. On weekends in summer occasional concerts are held here.

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Nearby Ipanema & Leblon attractions

1. Praia de Diabo

0.14 MILES

This tiny hidden beach is located between Copacabana and Ipanema. Reach it by heading to the rocky outcropping of Arpoador and turning left. You'll see it…

2. Ponta do Arpoador

0.16 MILES

At the far eastern end of Av Vieira Souto, this rocky point juts out into the water and serves as one of Rio's best places for watching the sunset…

3. Colônia dos Pescadores

0.24 MILES

At the southern end of Copacabana Beach you'll see fishing folk at work, if you go early enough, mending lines and hauling in the catch. There's a small…

4. Posto 6

0.26 MILES

Beach marker on Copacabana Beach.

5. Posto 8

0.32 MILES

Beach marker on Arpoador Beach.

6. Forte de Copacabana

0.38 MILES

Built in 1914 on the promontory of the old Our Lady of Copacabana chapel, the fort of Copacabana was one of Rio's premier defenses against attack. You can…

7. Posto 5

0.54 MILES

Beach marker on Copacabana Beach.

8. Elevador do Morro do Cantagalo

0.55 MILES

Connected to the metro station off Praça General Osório, this elevator whisks passengers up to Cantagalo, a favela that's wedged between Ipanema and…